This third edition of the Resilience Focus magazine has been produced in collaboration with the Drylands  Learning and Capacity Building Initiative (DLCI), an independent regional resource and facilitation organisation based in Kenya. 

The articles in the magazine have been selected to highlight some of the ways in which the seven priority intervention areas (PIAs) of the IDDRSI strategy are being addressed in the IGAD region.

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Entebbe, Uganda, 9 – 11 May 2018 


The next meeting of the IDDRSI Platform meetings is planned to be held in Entebbe, Uganda, on 9 – 11 May 2018. The Steering committee will be held on 10 May 2018 and will be preceded by the meeting of the IDDRSI Forum on 9 May 2018. This will be followed by the meeting of the IDDRSI Platform General Assembly on 11 May 2018.


  • The IGAD region covers an area of 5.2 million km2
  • IGAD region has a population of more than 240 million people
  • The region is endowed with a considerable range of natural resources, with a huge potential for a variety wealth creation and progress.
  • About 70% of the IGAD region comprises arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) that receive less than 600mm in annual rainfall and are characterized by recurrent drought.
  • Over the years, severity and frequency of droughts have been increasing and desertification, land degradation, global warming and related climate change phenomena exacerbated it
  • The IGAD region has a strategic place in the Horn of Africa.
  • IGAD is focused for regional economic cooperation and integration.
  • The ultimate goal of IGAD is the welfare of its population in the form of human security and to maintain peace and security for sustainable development

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